Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Technical and Regulatory Aspects of Alcohol Use in Halal Certification for Cosmetics Products

Author(s): Gunawan Widjaja, Hotmaria H. Sijabat

The demand for halal cosmetics is increasing worldwide. In 2004, Indonesia issued Law No.33 Year 2014 regarding Halal Products Assurance as amended by Law No.11 Yar 2020 regarding Work Creation. However, certification for halal cosmetics will only be implemented starting on 17 October 2021. This research aims to prove that the certificate of halal cosmetics must consider technological and regulatory aspects. This research is normative, descriptive-analytical research with a qualitative approach. Data were obtained by literature search with the main keywords "halal" and "cosmetics" supported by "law" and "regulations" to complete the quest. Collected data were reviewed using content analysis to reduce them to the most relevant data. The reduced relevant data were analyzed to answer the aim of this research. The research found that halal cosmetics certification does not necessarily mean identic with halal food certifications. One of the main issues is alcohol use in cosmetics. Technology plays an essential role in determining the content and alcohol in cosmetics. By issuing the Law on Halal Products Assurance, the Republic of Indonesia shall be ready with the right and accurate technology, especially concerning alcohol use in cosmetics. It also raised the concern that further regulations on halal cosmetics certification shall be issued.

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